Friday, October 17, 2008

I'm ready!

Dear bloggy thing.
I'm sorry....I've neglected you. It's not that I don't love you, I've just been busy. Now I know I've said this before but I'm back and ready to share stuff with you. I'm planning on starting a 10-14 day juice feast, so I'm using you (in the nicest possible way) to keep me on track.
I got back from the tree a few days ago. I had the most amazing time and I hope that its not the last I will see of the place/people. However its time to move forward and put into practice all I have learned to enhance our lives.
As I said I'm starting a juice feast...tomorrow...There I said it! I've committed!! No turning back now! I've eaten all our chocolate creations from this morning, so no excuses!
I was so inspired by those juice fasting at the tree and saw people heal on many, many levels I really wanted to embark on a fast myself. The tree would have been the most ideal place to do a fast but I had agreed on acceptance to avoid fasting of any kind whilst in service to the community...Besides how could one fast with all the amazing food we were preparing. Oh yeah, sorry blog I haven't shared all the food porn pics with you. Noted. I'll get on to it.
Tonight I'm preparing for tomorrows fast, not so much preparing for self but for Craig, it's best that I don't have to deal with food so getting a head start will be a grand idea.
First I made KOMBUCHA! Woohoo! I managed to bring 2 Kombucha mushrooms/mothers (compliments of my lovely friends of the tree, Joshua & Savrah) into Japan. I'm not sure if they're on the 'to declare list' but it didn't specify them so I didn't bother. I am truly a responsible citizen, I just really don't think it would've been a problem. However with the language barriers declaring them may have just made dramas for everyone. I just hope the travel didn't stress them and they are still alive.
They are now tucked away brewing/fermenting in a warm cupboard for the next 10-14 days.
Next I made Yogurt using sunflower seeds, water, evoo, lemon juice, salt, cinnamon, raisin soak water & a few grapes. I decided not to bother with the probiotics (for fermenting) 'cause I don't want to have to worry about getting the flavouring right tomorrow.
I then soaked raw rolled oats and some nuts & seeds for his breakfast. Make sure before you eat your nuts, soak them for 20 mins in water with H2o2 to kill any bacteria (trust me, if you see walnuts soaked in water and H202, you will never eat them straight out of the packet/shell again). Then soak them in water overnight to make them more digestible.
Lastly I marinated sliced Aubergine (eggplant for those who don't speak the Queens English), tommorow I'll make a pesto to fill the Aubergine.
Now to clean up my little mess.
I'll check in with you tomorrow to keep you up to date with my fast.
Peace & Love X